Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
al gore's race and debate against jack kemp and sundheim, who chaired the california republican party during arnold schwarzenegger's governorship. welcome back both of you inside "the war room." >> thank you. first of all, she did a great job in '96. i think that gore really did a great job -- >> jennifer: okay. we're getting right to it. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: karen what are your fears about the debate tomorrow? >> i would say first of all, you know, i hope he doesn't become condescending >> jennifer: joe biden. >> yeah, because there is such an age gap and experience gap. the model he could look to where dan quayle and lloyd benson went at each other and i thought lloyd benson handled that masterfully. and he overcomp states for the president's performance the other night and somehow loses himself. and loses that person in the clip you just showed. >> jennifer: and how about you duf? >> i think being too wonkish getting too much into the numbers. the issue that paul ryan would take, and mitt romney would take. i was surprised they didn't have that resolved by the time they were r
Oct 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
battleground territory you can find. if you are in california proceed ten clicks to nevada. you are in new york march over to pennsylvania. don't worry about requisitioning boots and fatigues and canteens the campaign will do it for you. there will be buses and sometimes snacks and songs, and no shortage of fellow soldiers in good cheer. and if you can't mobilize to a battleground state double bunk it to a phone bank.undecideds. romney is doing it ryan is doing it the koch brothers are doing it, we must do it too. the enemy is on the march. we shall meet them on the battlefield. we must prevail. we shall prevail through honor, and determination and the unmatched power of our mighty mighty vote. now get out there and cast your ballots, and i'll leave you with this the wise wores of general john bahlushi in "animal house." >> we're just the guys to do it. >> let's do it. >> let's do it! [ cheers ] >> go! go! go! >> jennifer: for more on that i'm joined by commander of intelligence, chris lahan yes, sir, reporting for duty. he is former press secretary for al gore's presidential campaign.
Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
california. prop 32. it sounds like oh, my god we've these corporations taking this money and we've got to stop the corporations taking payroll from their employees using it for political purposes. >> if you have a telephoto lens, maybe you would see deals cut in shadows and back rooms with contributions government unions control politicians. it is killing california. 11% unemployment. high taxes. lavish pensions. billions in waste. $50 billion a year on education but among the worst performing schools. cut the money tie between special interest lobbyists and career politicians. put people back in charge. yes on prop 32. >> cenk: it sounds like it is anti-corporation right? no funded by the corporations. in fact, it is pushed by this group called the lincoln club of orange county who also pushed citizens united. you know why they're doing this? and actually it doesn't affect corporations at all. they use their general treasury. what it does is it affects unions. the real purpose is to cripple labor unions politically. according to the "l.a. times". they do deception for a living. they do i
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
post." she joining us from palo alto, california. thank you for coming back inside "the war room." >> my pleasure jennifer. >> jennifer: just tonight darrell issa released documents that showed that the state department dropped the ball in keeping ambassador stephens safe. but it actually revealed the names of locals working with the u.s., and exposed them to the very groups that attacked the consulate. so how dangerous is it that he is revealing these documents? >> i think it shows, jennifer the problem that you have when you have a serious foreign policy issue getting caught up in gotcha politics. here you have an instance where perhaps congressman issa really overstepped his bounds and now some people might be in danger. i didn't see what was knew beyond what we have already learned last week which were scathing for the state department and lead secretary clinton to take responsibility for the whole debacle. i don't see this issue going away unfortunately in terms of the politics of it. >> jennifer: they certainly revealed nothing new in terms of what happened next but they ce
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
? this we talk about heavily in shadow bosses. you're seeing states like california illinois, i mean these states are going bankrupt. technically they can't go bankrupt i'm aware of that. you are seeing them under enormous pressure. >> jennifer: that pressure is not from salaries of public employees. in fact, a number public employees has dropped dramatically in this country. in fact, in your book, you wrote -- i have to ask you this question because this language, the culture of public service has changed from a focus on giving back to a focus on getting. i don't know -- i don't think you've ever been a public employee but can you see how a statement -- >> i am a public employee. i work for the citadel. it is a public university. >> jennifer: then you should know how -- >> but i -- >> jennifer: reminiscent of the insult mitt romney made of the 47% of americans looking for handouts to. say public employees are takers is beyond offensive to most of the people who might even come and save you and your family if your house was on fire. >> listen, i'm a public employee. i'm proud of it.
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
founder and the publisher of daily kos. he joins us from berkley california. great to have you back inside "the war room." >> good evening, jennifer. >> jennifer: all right. so mitt romney seems to me, anyway, to be digging himself into a hole here. he put out a statement about fema a couple of days ago which was sort of a flip-floppy statement. but he has this other statement that he made during the debates. do you think this fema issue matters to republicans? >> yeah, let's not kid ourselves that these conservatives actually like mitt romney. this is an alliance of convenience. the enemy of my enemy is my friend. right now, barack obama is their biggest enemy. they're tolerating mitt romney. they already assume mitt romney is on the wrong side of every issue including this one. i don't think this flip-flop affects them. they hate romney and obama more. that's all that matters until the day after the election when we'll see them turn on romney in a big way. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: you mean when he loses. right? >> absolutely. >> jennifer: okay. >> they'll turn on him. >> jennifer
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
pelosi. christine chairs the california democratic party women's caucus. you can find her political analysis on politico's arena section. welcome back inside "the war room." does that energy misstatement drive you crazy, too? >> i think it is so wrong of mitt romney to talk in the way he does. first of all, he was out there talking about the oil and gas subsidies because they had been there 100 years. a lot of things are different now than they were 100 years ago. thank god. second of all he took more risks in one single year at bain capital on any given year than have been taken here. i think really his problem is he can't decide who obama is. some days he's a socialist or a capitalist. he needs to make up his mind. the truth is coming out and it will catch up to mitt romney. >> jennifer: there is a ton of material from last night. what drives you most crazy? >> the lie that he told when he said he cared about the middle class. we heard him talking about the 47%. he said it's not my job to care about those people. they don't take responsibility for their lives. you know who do? nea